Fear Quotes

Albert einstein - the further the spiritual evolution of mankind...
Whatever you fear most has no power - It is your fear that has the power.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine

He who fears something gives it power over him.
Moorish Prove
Caligula (gaius caesar) - let them hate us, as long as they fear us....
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday And the other day I do not worry about is Tomorrow.
Robert Jones Burdette

Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Author Unknown
Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Roosevelt, Eleano
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Ferdinand Foch
To hate and to fear is to be psychologically ill... it is, in fact, the consuming illness of our time.
H. A. Overstreet
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. McIntyre
Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear and man from all sides.
Assyrian Prove
Miles davis - do not fear mistakes, there are none....
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Rosevelt
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Seneca
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 2 scene 2
Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherited from a much more dangerous world, and contain, therefore, a larger portion of fear than they should.
Bertrand Russell
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Helen Kelle
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
To be feared is much safer then to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - - Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Richard Milhous Nixon
What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.
Unknown
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half - Blood Prince, 2005
If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
Fridjof Nansen
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
Sophocles, Acrisius
Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.
Abraham Maslow
Fear not, provided you fear but if you fear not, then fear.
Blaise Pascal
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon
I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear When was I less by dying.
Jalal ud - Din Rumi
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - - Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together - what do you get? The sum of all fears.
Winston Churchill, The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
Courage is a special kind of knowledge the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
David Ben - Gurion
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton
I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.
Isaac Asimov